Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NYC-part 4

Tuesday morning we started off with muffins & coffee from Duncan Donuts which ate outside at Columbus Circle before taking a stroll through Central Park. Clay just HAD to have me take this picture.....he said Michael would get a kick out of it.
The statue at the center of Columbus Circle.
Globe statue by the Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Clay strolling through Central Park.
Statue of Beethoven.
Steps leading down to Bethesda Terrace.
...overlooking the terrace
Seventh regiment hundred & seventh U.S. infantry.
The Central Park Arsenal, designed to resemble a medieval castle, has been used for just about everything. It has been a munitions depot, a police precinct, a museum (that would later turn into the Natural History Museum), a weather bureau, a zoo, and an art gallery.
Constructed in 1851 as a munitions depot for New York State's national guard, it is the second oldest building in the park. And located at 64th and Fifth Avenue, it was considered to be at an ideal position to deploy troops to the city or to either coastline.
The Building was taken over by the famous Robert Moses in 1934 as his command center and currently remains as the office of the parks commissioner.
The Plaza Hotel
Carriages lined up outside Central Park.

1 comment:

Cindy Gay said...

Central Park looks very nice! Love the tour.